Sites that Caught My Eye Today 05/10/2008

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Javed Alam May 10, 2008 - 10:14 am

I just finished teaching an online course “Infotechtools for engineers”.You can find the course here

We went through an exercise where students have to write about the use of Google doc, zoho writer, Wetpaint wiki and MS word using wetpaint wiki.

Also another document using google doc about social networking. We were about 10 people who collaborated live using the text chat from yugma and came up with this document

It was the general consensus that google doc offered better collaboration and more responsive then the wiki based collaborative writing.

Here is one of the student who said the same in the final assessment

It is at 2:30 minute mark. Simple thing like autosave feature in google doc improves usability while in wiki student have to save the changes all the time.

Wiki’s became popular when we did not have Gooogle docs but I am not sure after this experience.

Mark Carls May 10, 2008 - 11:26 am

Great post, the title today caught my eye on Twitter! I’ve just barely played sharing with a colleague on Microsoft Live, but want to go try out yLive and then it got me into your other post on 10 habits for Bloggers! Thanks.

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